Wed, 9 February 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we find Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse on the Capital Record Podcast published by National Review. She is interviewed by David Bahnsen.
Dr. Morse tells her journey from an economist to a defender of the family, becoming a mother herself of two children.
Dr. Morse describes what she learned early on as a mother: children need a relationship with their parents in order to build a conscience and be able to socialize properly with the outside world.
And this has major effects on the economy. The people that keep contracts and promises and who are honest in the economy must come from somewhere – the family. A child without love cannot do even the most basic things in society.
Is free enterprise and the family mutually exclusive? Are they really unrelated?
Dr. Morse invites the listeners to consider that the family reproduces itself whereas the Sexual Revolution is sterile.
She highlights that the Sexual Revolution is a war against nature. The fact that men and women are different is natural. The reality that children depend upon their own parents is an unavoidable truth. To sustain itself against nature, the Sexual Revolution requires force and therefore is totalitarian.
The pioneers of the sexual revolution, persons like Wilhelm Reich and Alfred Kinsey, thought that all sexual taboos were harmful. Fast forward today, and now we see that almost all sexual taboos that put healthy distance between men, women, and scandalous actions have been removed.
“A lot of the brokenness and families failing to perform, a lot of that has to be laid at the doorstep of Roe v. Wade. That is the accelerator…. [There is this] article that George Akerlof and Janet Yellen did… that was analyzing the fact that the advent of modern contraception and abortion actually is correlated with more out of wedlock pregnancy.” – Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
“Traditional Christian Sexual Ethics created equality because it said, ‘For every child: his or her own father and his or her own mother. For every man: one and only one wife. For every woman: one and only one husband. And for life. That created stability. That created equality.’”
To hear the full, un-cut episode, see here: https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/capital-record/episode-51-the-anti-stimulative-impact-of-the-sexual-revolution/
Direct download: Jennifer_Morse_with_David_Bahnsen_on_Capital_Record_-_The_Anti-Stimulative_Impact_of_the_Sexual_Revolution.mp3
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